By Homira Pashai The National Library of Medicine holds an important collection of over 200 manuscripts dating back to the eleventh century in Arabic, Persian,
By Michael North ~ Turkeys were one of many animals and plants the Europeans encountered in the New World beginning in 1492. There were wild
By Margaret Kaiser The Library has acquired two wonderful works on horses. The first, Il Cavallo da maneggio… is by Giovanni Battista di Galiberto, a
By Michael J. North Some of the oldest materials in the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine are on the subject of natural
By Michael Sappol Is empathy innate? Are we all born with the ability to identify with the emotions of others, to feel someone else’s pain?
By Margaret Kaiser The “wound man” was a most popular image, especially in early printed books. Pierced by a variety of weapons, he demonstrated the
An interview with Maryn McKenna, who spoke at the National Library of Medicine on “Losing the Miracle? Agriculture, the FDA, and the Controversy over Farm Antibiotics.”
Circulating Now welcomes guest bloggers Diane Wendt and Mallory Warner from the Division of Medicine and Science at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
By Michael J. North Markham’s Masterpiece One of the most important and enduring books in the English language about the care of horses is by
By Stephen J. Greenberg One of the fun parts of working at the reference desk in the History of Medicine Division at the National Library